Report: Low-Income City Residents Face High Energy Burden

TONY REAMES RECOUNTS A story about an elderly couple in Detroit who are facing something that is plaguing more Americans every day: crippling energy bills.

JPB Fellow Reames, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, tells U.S. News that the retired couple moved into a house on the east side of the city years ago and, like so many other families, have since watched their kids grow up and move away. They now live on a fixed income. The husband now has a disability. Because of these factors and the high energy bills they face, it is increasingly difficult for them to “age in place,” Reames says. Read more.